Opposition political leaders in Kampala that were elected to various offices in the general elections held between February and March are organizing victory celebrations tomorrow, the same day the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is holding a celebratory party at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
Shortly after the dismissal of the presidential petition by the Supreme Court, the NRM Secretary General Justin Kasule Lumumba announced April 9 as the day for victory celebrations at Kololo for what she termed as a ‘double victory’.
And, addressing a press conference at the FDC Katonga road offices in Kampala today, poll winners from Kampala, who are mainly from the opposition, announced that they will hold their victory celebrations tomorrow at Nakivubo Settlement Primary School from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
In a letter to the Inspector General of Police, addressed through the Commander of Kampala Metropolitan Police, Mubarak Munyagwa, the Kawempe South MP-elect and outgoing Kawempe Division Mayor indicated that the party was organized by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and that the chief Guest will be FDC flag bearer in the February 18 elections Dr. Kiiza Besigye.
The police has acknowledged receipt but by press time it was not possible to establish whether Dr Besigye would attend.
Early this week, Dr Besigye was intercepted at the Mulago roundabout as he headed to Najjanankumbi to join other FDC supporters in the ‘Tuesday weekly prayers’, organised by the party as part of the ‘defiance campaign’ announced by the FDC flag bearer shortly before the general elections.